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Updated Dec. 13, 2018

Fantastic Forest, through Dec. 30, U.S. Bank Gathering Place, Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. More than 60 evergreen trees donated by Hawks Landscape decorated by youth groups based on theme of “Take a Tour Around the Zoo” with ornaments resembling zoo animals such primate trees and big cat trees. The zookeeper-hosted Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments listing items the animals need, which individuals take from the tree and buy the item or make a donation for it.

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee, through Dec. 31, except closed Dec. 25, Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. Based on the Christmas market in NŸrnberg with candy-cane striped huts, there will be a variety of vendors selling food, gift items and more. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. For entertainment and more information, visit

BMO annual Festive Holiday Display - ”A Seussified Season,” through Jan. 2, BMO Harris bank, 770 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Bank’s lobby transformed into a colorful winter wonderland, featuring about 30 live flocked trees and more than a dozen vignettes from classic Seuss stories using the bank’s collection of life-sized Steiff animals. As part of the spirit of the season, BMO Harris will again donate $30,000 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Display open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with special hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2.

Scrooooge!, the floral show, through Jan. 6, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. A visual retelling of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, with scenes inspired by each of the ghosts who visit Ebenezer Scrooge. Surrounding the scenes will be the latest poinsettias, many of which are not yet available to the public. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will visit from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 15. 414-257-5611 or

Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Mondays, 920 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Free to use for skaters with ice skates, and skate rentals are available in the warming house for $7 per pair for ages 17 and younger or $9 per pair for adults. Toddler-sized plastic skating supports available for a $1 rental fee and $5 refundable deposit or photo ID. ADA Ice sleds for people with limited mobility will be available for free use when requested 24 hours in advance. Ugly Sweater Day, presented by WaterStone Bank, is Dec. 21, and skaters who participate will receive a coupon for a free skate rental in January or February, plus a chance to win prizes. For more information, including extended hours over the holidays, visit or call 414-289-8791.

Parents Night Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 E. Valley Road, Oconomowoc. A night of fun awaits children while parents get out to enjoy themselves. Children will need a swimsuit, and must be fully potty-trained. Dinner provided. Children will be divided into age groups. Early registration required. $20 YMCA member or $30.

Card Social, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, St. Florian Parish’s Cristo Rey School Cafeteria, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. Homemade meal from buffet served at 7:30 p.m. along with free beer, soda and coffee. Raffle tickets sold all night. $12 donation for social. 414-383-3565,

Holiday Drop and Shop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, YMCA at Pabst Farms, 1750 E. Valley Road, Oconomowoc. YMCA staff watches children so parents can shop. Bring a swimsuit and a bag lunch with a drink. $20 YMCA member or $30.

Dog Days at Lynden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors. Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden. 414-446-8794,

Citizen Advocates Karaoke Night, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kettlebrook Community Center, 2378 W. Washington St., West Bend. Benefit for those with developmental disabilities and those without. Citizen Advocates will provide snacks and drinks. Door prizes. Optional gift exchange of $5 and under.

Red Kettle on the Red Carpet Gala, 7 p.m. Saturday, the Westin Hotel, 550 N.  Van Buren St., Milwaukee. The black-tie extravaganza will feature one-of-a-kind auction prizes, a gourmet dinner and R&B legend Brian McKnight as  the night’s entertainment. Buy tickets at

Lionel Railroad Club - Toy Train and Collectibles Christmas Show, 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Four Points by Sheraton-Airport, 5311 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. $4, children under 13 free with adult. 414-764-5375,

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Florian Parish’s Cristo Rey School Cafeteria, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. $10; $5 for ages 3 through 10. All-you-can-eat menu. Price includes one free photo per family with Santa. Photos taken from 9 a.m. to noon. Raffles, bake sale and kids’ games. 414-383-3565,

Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. Sunday, Thunder Bay Grille, N14-W24130 Tower Place, City of Pewaukee. Santa will read stories and take pictures with children. Breakfast will feature an omelet station, bacon, sausage, cheddar casserole, biscuits and gravy, French toast, waffles, pastries and desserts. The restaurant will donate Santa will read stories and take pictures with children. Reservations are required; visit Thunder Bay’s Facebook page or call 262-523-4244.

Milwaukee Miniature Motors Racing Memorabilia and Model Car Swap, 10 a.m to  2 p.m Sunday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Model cars, kits, slot cars, die-cast, tin toys in all scales. Admission $5; 12 and younger free.

Milwaukee Rep Holiday Artisan Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Gallerie M, Intercontinental Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Employees from the various departments created or procured props, costumes, handmade hats, scarves, needlework, handmade greeting cards, beard-care items such as oils, and paper-craft products.

Greyhound Meet ‘n’ Greet, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Humane Animal Welfare Society Shelter, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Join reps from Greyhound Pets of America ( in HAWS’ lobby to meet the dogs, learn about the breed and how to adopt one.



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